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    Default Desktop or laptop?

    What's your preference? Personally I lean towards building my own desktops, since more parts are replaceable when failures occur or upgrades are needed, and I get to choose each and every component that goes into my machine rather than letting an OEM choose for me. Plus... I really like clear cases with blue lights all over them
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    I'm not that fancy, I go for laptops because they're more convenient.....lol
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    Default Re: Desktop or laptop?

    Was this question regarding building custom laptops/desktops or just what we prefer in general?
    I'd rather use a desktop, simply because of the mouse (I know you can use one on a laptop too) and the ability to play more demanding games, with better performance

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    just in general
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    Desktop is still needed if you do intensive tasking like 3D or video editing. I much prefer laptop since its more energy efficient and create less heat. Depend on which laptop you buy some are more easily open to swap parts. I can still manage to open a laptop to swap hdd, ram, dvdrom and even gpu and cpu.
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    I used to build my own desktops. But around 2005, I switched to using just laptops for their portability.
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    I'm not a gamer so a laptop gets me by. I have 3 of em in fact, a big monster 19" Toshiba Qosmio that has a 1st gen i7, serves as a desktop replacement and is bluray capable, a 14" ultra book (was a sleek book till I threw a 240GB SSD and 16GB of memory at it), and a small 10" (hold your breath!!) Windows 8.1 touchscreen Asus that I bought mostly because I needed exposure to Windows 8 and a touchscreen i3 with 500 GB of memory for $350 was too good a deal to pass up.

    My 14" is currently connected to a 24" Dell monitor that I bought last week for $120 via HDMI so I get 9/10ths of the computing power that I'd get with a full sized CPU, but with a much smaller footprint. I actually did some contract work for Nestle Waters about a year ago, and they were updating all of their PCs in their Texas offices with laptops and docking stations. I'm guessing since the price of laptops is on its way down because of all the tablets, they probably got a good deal on a volume purchase.
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    Default Re: Desktop or laptop?

    What's a desktop?

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    Default Re: Desktop or laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    What's a desktop?

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    It's a desk that sits on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    What's a desktop?

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    I think it's a desk that's dominantly into kink?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXGTOU View Post
    I think it's a desk that's dominantly into kink?!?!
    Ooohh... so it's like a pay phone?



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    I much prefer laptop since its more energy efficient and create less heat.
    Oh really? I have a gaming laptop that could literally cook a piece of meat on the graphics card's heat sink that would challenge that statement.

    I prefer a laptop and willing to pay the extra for portability and power. I like going through boutique sellers that let you custom build your system. When I got my gaming rig, it was just as good, if not better than most gaming desktops out there, but it cost a pretty penny. Been wanting a new one because it's getting up there in age, but just need to save the money on top of other bills.

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